Maddie and I usually walk on Saturday and Sunday. She often walks with the Editor during the week, but then they fall into their normal routine. I should add that their normal routine doesn’t include me barging in,
slamming opening and closing doors, toggling lights, responding to sounds on my phone or yelling for asking the Editor to come out to the garage and look at something. Their normal routine is busy, but quiet.
By the end of a normal weekend, Maddie is tired. She often sleeps quite a bit on Monday. But, not this Monday. This was a holiday and since I had taken Thursday and Friday off, it was the fifth day in a row that I was home. Sunday was a washout, but Labor Day came with the request (Maddie’s) and promise of a walk.
I’m not sure Maddie was really up for it. Midway around the park, she paused, looked up at me and seemed to say:
“Can we go home now?”
I let her lead from that point forward, and she took the shortcut through one parking lot and avoided crossing the street to the other park. Once home, she staked out the couch in the family room and settled in for a long nap.
This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun weekly series One-Liner Wednesday. You can follow this link to see the one-liners from the other participants. The gallery includes some pictures from our various walks and (of course) some of Maddie. Click any photo to start a show and read the captions.